Competition information for Ludum Dare 15, held August 28th-30th weekend in 2009.

The theme for Ludum Dare 15 was Caverns. Ludum Dare 15 had 144 entries.

For the announcement post (with keynote by Mike Hommel), click here. To see the results of theme voting see Round 1, Round 2, and Round 3. To see results of the user survey, click here.

Historically speaking, this was our first competition with the brand new submission system, a rudimentary compo website redesign (with logo), as well as a keynote.

Stay tuned for Ludum Dare 16, coming December 2009.

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Cavernous Shooter!

by Morre - Competition Entry

And... I'm done! Cavernous Shooter! is a top-down shooter set in a cave environment. Try to fight your way through the entire cave system.

[WASD] or [Arrows] to move
[Left mouse] to shoot
[Right mouse] to fire shotgun (if you have ammo for it)
[R] to reload
[Q] to toggle particle quality settings

The linked zip file contains .bat and .exe files for Windows, or .sh for Linux and OSX. It also contains the game source code.

There is also a web (Java Webstart) link - just run the .jnlp through your java/bin/javaws.exe (most browsers will default to this behaviour).

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Comments (archive)

fydo says ...

Nice work. Oddly enough, this feels both modern AND retro. I had fun.

doohan says ...

Dragonene, well done! As we were saying, it's retro future awesome! Love the style.

dock says ...

Wow, seems very polished for a 48 hour game. :)

nilsf says ...

Pretty difficult on a laptop without a mouse.
Otherwise a very nice entry.

Hempuli says ...

This game is hard!

Objelisks says ...

Awesome game, very polished.

noonat says ...


Endurion says ...

Quite nice.

Somehow the rotation of the player behaves different then expected. Just a visual detail though.

sylvie says ...

Nice graphics, and simple (but fun) gameplay. The last level was tricky.

sol_hsa says ...

I felt the camera was way too close to the player and/or there was far too little of the map visible at the same time.

gadlor says ...

Some impressive graphical flourishes around the firing and explosions and whatnot...solid mechanics, and difficult enough to be rewarding. :) good job!

jovoc says ...

Pretty fun. I like the crisp look of everything, and the pixely top down sprites worked well with the style of the game. Nice particle, too.

philomory says ...

Is it just me, or is this very, very hard? Maybe it would be more fun with a mouse instead of a trackpad, I dunno, but the constant, inevitable-seeming death kinda detracted for me :p

Entar says ...

Cool, pretty hard.

ondrew says ...

Really nicely polished with the exploding barrels, enemies leaving bonuses behind, etc.

sf17k says ...


Doches says ...

Great style!

phren says ...

Quite a fun game, and nice graphics! The controls are smooth and it feels very polished. Now add some action music and you've got a hit! :P

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